Wow, Kickstarter has been on fire lately. People have some really great ideas that everyone wants to be a part of. Remember the Pebble from two weeks ago? It was looking for $100,000 in funding and now is at almost $7 million with 22 days left. Amazing!
Another product that's getting a lot of attention is the Brydge, an accessory that turns your iPad into an Apple worthy laptop. "Brydge is an elegant solution to the lack of quality iPad keyboards and accessories currently on the market." It's made from aerospace-grade aluminum and optional stereo speakers. Load your iPad into the patent-pending extra-strong hinge and connect via a Bluetooth connection. The optional built-in stereo speakers are an excellent addition to the Brydge since the iPad lacks stereo sound.
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The Brydge has been in development for 6 months and the money raised for this Kickstarter project will go towards die costs, mold design, tooling, electronics and more. The project has a goal of $90k to cover all the mentioned costs and with 39 days left, they have 437 backers and over $86k in pledges!
Anyone can pledge for a minimum of $170, this will get you a Brydge without speakers, shipping included. $210 will include the stereo speakers and there are even more options for becoming a backer. Check out the Kickstarter page for more details and information about the Brydge.